It’s God or the Gulag – The Catholic Thing

Deacon James H. Toner on devotion to the Law of Love: ignore God and you won’t get a secular utopia but a prison camp.

“There is more that unites us than divides us. Let us move forward to find common ground. There are not red states and blue states, only the United States” This is the kind of saccharine syncretism that so often passes these days for sober political commentary. Such maudlin, muddled expressions paper over the moral fault lines that, perhaps irretrievably now, deeply divide our country.

A nation is doomed when it celebrates diversity while denying – either explicitly or implicitly – the enduring truths that, at least once upon a time, united that nation. Not for nothing did Lincoln famously embrace the wisdom of Mark 3:25 that a house divided against itself cannot stand.

As the Trump Administration starts to take shape, it does so against the horizon of profound national division. The principal element of that division is, of course, theological. Americans now sharply disagree about the existence – to say nothing of the nature – of God.

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Source: It’s God or the Gulag – The Catholic Thing


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